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Tintin and the Picaros: In defence of Tintin's trousers

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#11 · Posted: 14 Sep 2004 04:24
I think Picaros Tintin -- brown jeans and all -- would look very much in-place on a university campus, at least here in Canada. The retro look is very popular among students... his haircut would get some ridicule, though. :)
#12 · Posted: 14 Sep 2004 05:36
C'mon! He's got the coolest hairstyle ever!
#13 · Posted: 14 Sep 2004 07:22
Jyrki21 commented:
his haircut would get some ridicule, though. :)

Well, we can’t all have mullets, can we??
Variations around Tintin’s quiff certainly seem to have some popularity in the UK. It would be entirely possible to fit him out with those short-legged combat-trousers with the draw-string at the bottom, instead of the plus-fours, and some sort of top, to give a modern Tintin an up-to-date look…
#14 · Posted: 15 Sep 2004 16:23
On the subject of Tintin’s fashion sense I own a pair of brown bootcut levi cords, which bear uncanny resemblance to the Picaro pants in question. I wear them a lot and find them most comfortable and very cool. On the subject of Tintin’s hair, I have always wondered if Herges brothers hair (Herges brother Paul was an inspiration for the character) was similar as he was a professional soldier, and at that time it was fashionable in the ranks to shave the head and leave a tuft of hair at the front which was allowed by the army, and on civvy street would look acceptable under a hat making the appearance of a full head of hair. Just a possibility does anyone have any suggestions?
Harrock n roll
#15 · Posted: 15 Sep 2004 16:45 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
I've read that Hergé's brother's hair had a natural tendency to 'quiff up' from a very early age. At the recent "World of Tintin" conference Michael Farr pulled out a photo which he was carrying of Hergé's brother, Paul Remi, dressed in his military uniform. He actually looked very, very much like Sponz.

I think that part of the problem with Tintin's 'Picaros pants' is that with those awful loafers he does look, as jock put it, like a teacher at a school disco. Maybe motorcyle boots could be the answer...
#16 · Posted: 19 Sep 2004 12:27
Tintin may have looked like that in the early 90's, but not these days.
#17 · Posted: 19 Sep 2004 20:36
What would he look like now then? I'm not sure what's "in" with Belgians at the moment

#18 · Posted: 9 Oct 2004 20:05
'New Kids on the Block' came to mind on that one...
I prefer the good ole plus-fours chap, but just for the sake of iconography.
I don't mind him wearing trousers.
The reason for them being brown, is because the character is already colour-coded that way. IMHO, anyway.
UK Correspondent
#19 · Posted: 14 Oct 2004 21:33 · Edited by: Richard
An interesting idea from "Hergé et les Bigotudos"; for "Tintin and the Picaros", he was originally going to wear jeans with turn-ups :
#20 · Posted: 14 Oct 2004 23:56 · Edited by: Martine

...actually, that might've worked, but if the idea was rejected, it was for a reason.

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